Read: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (v. 1)
Rachel is a Christian, living in Kalimantan, Indonesia. She belongs to a thriving listener community there—a group of Christians who gather together in each other’s homes to listen to radio programs and discuss them. This ministry, supported by Words of Hope, has helped Rachel to understand that her struggles are not punishment and that God promises to be near her no matter what she goes through.
She shares, “I often listen to the radio. All the programs confirm my faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, who has saved me from sin. Now my health is declining. I get tired easily and have to go to the hospital every month. I don’t know when it will end. But through the radio programs, I am compelled to trust the Lord with all my problems. In his hands I feel peaceful and secure.”
Do you need that security? In 2 Corinthians 5, the apostle Paul compares a tent to our present human bodies and an eternal building to the resurrection body that believers will receive when Jesus returns (vv. 1-4). In fact, God has prepared believers “for this very thing” and “has given us the Spirit as a guarantee” (v. 5). If, like Rachel, you are facing hardship and suffering in this life, by faith hold on to the hope that God offers us. He will not let you go. —Christy Prins & Megan Nollet
As you pray, thank God for the peace and security he offers.
About the Author
Megan Nollet is the Director of Communications at Words of Hope. She is married to Eric and has two young children. She loves to go on adventures with her family, read good books, and day-dream about her next travel destination.
Christy Prins is the managing editor of the Words of Hope Daily Devotional. When Christy isn't reading devotional submissions, she's busy working in the garden, reading, and playing with her kids.